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Titans activate 3-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern off IR

Nov. 28, 2020 2:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have activated three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern and cornerback Tye Smith from injured reserve, and linebacker David Long also is back from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That will allow Kern to punt Sunday in Indianapolis in a showdown for the top of the AFC...

Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.  Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry.  They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga.  Wildlife experts scrambled to find overnight homes for the turtles. They were then driven to New Orleans on Thanksgiving.   (Thom Benson/Tennessee Aquarium via AP)

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

Nov. 28, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller and an unscheduled stop in Tennessee complicated the rescue of 30 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...

How the Tennessee vs. Alabama football series began

Nov. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first football game played between Alabama and Tennessee had just ended in shame, and a prominent Birmingham city official pondered whether the sport itself had a future in his city. A gorgeous Thanksgiving afternoon on Nov. 28, 1901, at West End Park in Birmingham turned ugly...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ravaged by COVID-19, Ravens face issues beyond new schedule

Nov. 27, 2020 10:56 PM EST

With reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson under quarantine as part of an outbreak of COVID-19 that has ravaged the Baltimore Ravens, the team has turned its focus from breaking out of a slump to simply getting healthy and back to practice. The Ravens have more than a dozen players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and...

FILE - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle.  The New England Patriots host the Cardinals on Sunday Nov. 29. With a win, Arizona can also add yet another blow to the New England’s fading playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

The Latest: No. 3 Ohio State cancels game at Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 10:38 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State’s football game at Illinois has been canceled because the No. 3 Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week. The cancelation came about sevens hours after the school announced coach Ryan Day had...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty in Sweetie Pie case

Nov. 27, 2020 5:59 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won't seek the death penalty against two people tied to the 2016 killing of a man whose grandmother’s St. Louis-area soul food restaurant was the setting for the reality show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” The slain...

Green Bay Packers' Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) fumbles a catch during the overtime of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. Colts' DeForest Buckner (99) recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Titans intend to challenge Colts short-handed run defense

Nov. 27, 2020 5:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis spent all week preparing for Derrick Henry. Facing the league's leading runner with a short-handed defensive line only makes the challenge more daunting. With Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner out after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week,...

Titans left guard Rodger Saffold questionable vs Colts

Nov. 27, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans may get left guard Rodger Saffold back for their AFC South showdown Sunday in Indianapolis. Saffold missed last week's win over Baltimore with an injured ankle. He was limited this week in practice, and the Titans listed him as questionable. Center Ben Jones...

Brewer lifts E. Tennessee St. past Middle Tennessee 57-43

Nov. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Ledarrius Brewer scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and East Tennessee State topped Middle Tennessee 57-43 at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday, giving coach Jason Shay his first victory as a head coach. The Buccaneers (1-2) led 24-22 at the break, but broke way in the second...